Have you heard of engagement season? It’s a term that explains why pretty much everyone you know has gotten engaged sometime in the last month or so. In fact, about a third of all couples get engaged between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. It’s a romantic epidemic.
So congratulations to all the happy couples! But that was the easy part. Finding the person to spend the rest of your life with is simple compared to the next step. Now it’s time for wedding planning.
Might we suggest jumping on board with the already popular destination wedding trend? Not only is it a great way to have a wedding and a honeymoon in one, it also makes it easy to keep things small and intimate. Maybe you’ve got a big family. Maybe it’s too big. No problem! Plan a wedding in Colombia! Because, let’s face it. No matter how much your aunts and uncles and college roommates love you, they’re less likely to travel to Cartagena to watch you get hitched.
Don’t feel bad. You’ll take plenty of pictures to show the relatives. (Of course you’ll get the best ones made into prints.) Need some inspiration? There are so many beautiful places to have a dream wedding. Here are just a few tantalizing ideas for destination weddings:
Say “I do” in the Caribbean. Check out the cliffside Rockhouse Hotel in Negril, Jamaica.
The Big Island of Hawaii is always a popular choice for nuptials. There are plenty of beaches, rainforests, and gardens to choose from. Or how about a coffee plantation with a breathtaking view of the Kona Coast at the Holualoa Inn?
Check out the Pacific Northwest. Who says the destination has to be tropical? Let a snow-capped mountain be your backdrop at Mt. Hood Organic Farms in Oregon.
And if you happen to know someone who is getting married, a Plywerk gift certificate always makes a great wedding gift. (WINK.)